Ardian and Prelios SGR sign a lease agreement for the property in Via di Villa Emiliani 10, Rome

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09 NOVEMBER 2021 REAL ESTATE  ITALY, MILAN

The 3,200 sqm building in the exclusive Parioli district will host the new offices of a leading company operating in the telecommunications sector, from March 2022

Milan, 9 November 2021 – Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, and Prelios SGR, announced that they have signed a lease agreement with a leading multinational company operating in the telecommunications sector for its new Italian headquarters in Rome.

The property in Via di Villa Emiliani 10 in Rome, owned by AREEF Sunshine, a real estate investment fund wholly owned by Ardian and managed by Prelios SGR, will host the new Italian headquarters of the telecom company from March 2022.

An independent building surrounded by an exclusive courtyard and located in the Parioli district, the property is one of the most prestigious and elegant in Rome. It also has excellent accessibility with the provision of multiple car and motorbike parking spaces..

It is currently undergoing renovation work by designers Scandurra Studio Architettura, and will embody the distinctive features of the area – characterized by modern, flexible and versatile office spaces that guarantee the well-being of the occupants.

The building is 3,200 square metres across seven floors. In addition to office space, the building has panoramic terraces with excellent views of the ancient city and an exclusive garden with direct access from the basement. The building has been refurbished with sustainability and efficiency in mind and is LEED certified.

Rodolfo Petrosino, Senior Managing Director for Southern Europe of Ardian Real Estate commented: “This project confirms Ardian Real Estate’s commitment to the highest international standards in terms of efficiency and environmental sustainability. A building designed for the future, it will guarantee maximum comfort for the occupants and their well-being. The signing of the lease agreement shows how rewarding this approach is.”

Patrick Del Bigio, CEO of Prelios SGR, said: “The enhancement activity carried out on the property in Via di Villa Emiliani once again highlights Prelios SGR’s strong track record in the real estate market in Rome. It also confirms how a strategy based on the repositioning of a building according to international best practices in terms of architecture and environmental sustainability can attract top-level international tenants in Rome. We believe that the real estate market in Rome will continue to grow in line with the wider real estate cycle, offering further important opportunities.”

AREEF Sunshine was advised by GVA Redilco.

 

ABOUT ARDIAN

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$120bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base.
Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.
Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 800 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of more than 1,200 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.

 

ABOUT PRELIOS SGR

Prelios SGR is a company in the Prelios Group and one of Italy’s largest asset managers. It is active in the promotion, creation and management of alternative real estate investment and credit funds, advisory and separate account management, for leading Italian and international institutional investors. Prelios SGR is a pioneer in the innovation of investment products, in terms of asset classes and typologies, in part through the management of one of the first externally managed SICAFs, and of the largest UTP fund in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. Prelios SGR has developed advanced standards and control systems in terms of governance, risk management and transparency, while maintaining operating flexibility. The company is also committed to promoting sustainability, as reflected in its adherence, since 2019, to the UN PRI – Principles for Responsible Investment and, since 2020, to the GRESB.

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BSK IMMOBILIER opnes its capital to ACTIVA CAPITAL

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Activa Capital announces an investment in the digital network of real estate agents BSK Immobilier. On the occasion of this transaction, Activa Capital takes a minority stake alongside Lionel Pelletier, majority shareholder and President of BSK Immobilier.

Founded in 2010 in Toulouse (Southern France) with the ambition to offer an alternative model of real estate intermediation, BSK Immobilier is a digital platform offering a complete range of services and tools with high added value for real estate agents. Since its creation, the company has recorded remarkable organic growth to become one of the key players in the digital real estate networks in France, with over 1,400 active agents and a volume of 4,000 transactions per year. BSK Immobilier generated approximately €30 million in revenues for the fiscal year ending September 2021.

Driven by a fast-growing market segment and a differentiating value proposition, BSK Immobilier intends to continue its double-digit organic growth and reach more than €100m in revenues in the medium term.
While preserving the family DNA of the company, this operation will allow BSK Immobilier to continue its ambitious development, notably through the structuring of the head office teams, the reinforcement of the training program for agents, the development of network animation actions, the continuation of digital investments and the deployment of differentiating technological tools. The group thus wishes to consolidate its leadership on the French market and gradually roll out its offer internationally.

Activa Capital, which specializes in supporting SMEs in primary transactions, will bring to BSK Immobilier its know-how in structuring fast-growing digital companies. With this investment, Activa Capital announces the 3rd investment of its latest vehicle, Activa Capital Fund IV.
Lionel Pelletier, President of BSK Immobilier, said: “We are delighted to welcome Activa Capital, which fully shares our strategic vision. This partnership will enable us to continue our investments, particularly in digital technology and the development of differentiating technological tools for our agents. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our real estate agents who have placed their trust in us and who contribute to the success of BSK Immobilier through their professionalism and commitment.”

Alexandre Masson and Christophe Parier, Managing Partners at Activa Capital, added: “BSK Immobilier is a leading player in its market and has a very significant development potential. This is a unique investment opportunity that lies at the heart of our expertise: supporting primary operations alongside talented entrepreneurs. We are very proud to have the opportunity to participate in this new phase of BSK Immobilier’s growth alongside Lionel Pelletier, its founder, with whom we share the same entrepreneurial DNA.”
The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.

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Deal participants
BSK Immobilier: Lionel Pelletier
Activa Capital: Alexandre Masson, Christophe Parier, David Quatrepoint, Elliot Thiéblin, Julie Perouzel

Vendors
M&A Advisor – Natixis Partners (Thomas Laroque, Alexandre Amirault, Elvire Sidos)
Financial Advisor – Natixis Partners (Virginie Gasnier)
Financial Due Diligence Advisor – Next! Financial Advisors (Hervé Krissi, Laura Guérin, Baptiste Doche)
Corporate Lawyer – Volt Associés (Emmanuel Vergnaud, Clément Carol)
Legal & Tax Advisor – Volt Associés (Stéphane Letranchant, Gontran Souweine)

Buyers
Financial Due Diligence: Oderis (Thomas Claverie, Norian Lebrot, Andoni Balaguer)
Strategic Due Diligence: CMI Stratégies (Nicolas Kandel, Simon Bolboc, Nicola Virgata)
Social, Fiscal & Legal Due Diligence: EY Société d’Avocats (Jean-Philippe Barbé, Jean-Christophe Sabourin, Anne-Elisabeth Combes)
Corporate Lawyer: Hogan Lovells (Stéphane Huten, Ali Chegra, Florian Tranchecoste)

About BSK Immobilier
BSK Immobilier is one of the leading real estate agent networks in France. Created in 2011 by Lionel Pelletier, this digital platform offers its agents a complete range of services and tools with high added value. In strong growth, the network counts in 2021 more than 1,400 active agents and a turnover of about €30m.
> More information https://bskimmobilier.com/

About Activa Capital
Activa Capital is a French independent private equity firm, owned by its partners, characterized by a proactive build-up strategy. It currently manages more than €300 million on behalf of institutional investors by investing in French SMEs and ETIs with high growth potential and an enterprise value of between €20 and €100 million. Activa Capital assists them to accelerate their development and international presence.
> To find out more about Activa Capital, visit activacapital.com

Press contacts
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Managing Partner Managing Partner Communications Manager
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alexandre.masson@activacapital.com christophe.parier@activacapital.com christelle.piatto@activacapital.com

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EQT Exeter completes USD 6.8 billion industrial portfolio sale – among the largest in US history

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One of the largest US industrial real estate transactions ever, the portfolio consists of 328 high-quality, modern supply chain and e-commerce facilities totaling 70.5 million square feet, assembled through more than 100 transactions over three years

EQT Exeter raised occupancy in the constructed and standing assets from 55 percent initially to 95 percent at sale and increased the average unleveraged yield on cost from 4.8 percent initially to 6.9 percent

EQT Exeter, with its unique operating capabilities in the industry, will continue to lease, property manage, and asset manage the portfolio

EQT Exeter is pleased to announce it has closed a USD 6.8 billion, 70.5 million square foot portfolio sale on behalf of its private real estate funds, EQT Exeter Industrial Value Fund IV and related investment vehicles. The portfolio is comprised primarily of logistics properties that serve the supply chains of major corporations, including facilities for “big box” regional distribution, e-commerce fulfilment, and last mile distribution. The portfolio spans the Top 5 US distribution hubs of New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles and the key e-commerce and air cargo hubs of Memphis, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Louisville.

With 20 offices across the US alone, EQT Exeter mobilized its deep local market knowledge and expansive industry relationships to assemble the portfolio through more than 100 transactions executed over three years. These investments were made on behalf of industrial value fund investors who sought value growth through development and leasing activities. Differentiated by its fully in-house execution of property design, development, and leasing, EQT Exeter: developed 15 million square feet of the portfolio, with an additional 7 million square feet under construction; leased 45 million square feet of vacancy; and signed 28 million square feet in renewals during the funds’ period of ownership. This vertical integration allowed EQT Exeter to add significant value, raising occupancy from 55 percent initially to 95 percent at sale, thus increasing the unleveraged yield on cost from 4.8 percent initially to 6.9 percent at sale.

In line with EQT Exeter’s commitment to sustainability, the 22 million square feet of newly constructed properties are equipped with the newest renewable design features in the industry. As part of the reletting of existing space, EQT Exeter has taken a number of steps to reduce environmental impact, including installing LED lighting, reflective roof materials, and clerestory natural light features, and introducing pervious parking and trailer areas and onsite stormwater retention.

The portfolio was marketed for sale to global institutional buyers who have grown accustomed to EQT Exeter providing the marketplace with the most modern, sustainable, diversified, and high-quality portfolios that provide stable cash flow from a strong credit tenant base. The buyer is a newly formed global partnership, which has engaged EQT Exeter to continue operating and managing the properties.

Ward Fitzgerald, Partner and Head EQT Exeter, said, “We are grateful to have the opportunity to deliver this transformational deal for our investors in the US industrial value funds, which have the #1 performance among all private real estate funds invested during the same time periods. We are humbled to serve the teachers, firefighters, public workers, and so many others whose retirements depend on EQT Exeter’s commitment to success. I am extremely proud of the entire US EQT Exeter team for their tireless, gritty efforts in acquiring, developing, leasing, and stabilizing this high-quality portfolio, enabling us to continue our track record as one of the highest-performing real estate investment managers in the world.”

Fitzgerald continued, “Furthermore, we are excited to continue collaborating with the buyers, our partners in a new venture as we operate the assets moving forward. Today’s transaction is the fourth multi-billion-dollar portfolio sale for EQT Exeter. Throughout our team’s long history, we have been laying the bricks of design excellence, leasing execution, and strong corporate tenant relationships to serve such partners with large-scale portfolios of the highest quality and the active management expertise to produce steady income and asset appreciation.”

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advised EQT Exeter, and Eastdil Secured LLC served as the procuring broker in this transaction.

Contact
US media inquiries: Mathilde Milch, Director, Communications, EQT mathilde.milch@eqtpartners.com, +1 (917) 510-6626
International: EQT Press Office, press@eqtpartners.com, +46 8 506 55 334

About

About EQT Exeter
EQT Exeter is a global real estate solutions provider serving corporate and consumer tenants with scope and scale. EQT Exeter is among the largest real estate investment managers in the world and is focused on acquiring, developing and managing logistics/industrial, office, life science and residential properties in Europe, the Americas and Asia. EQT Exeter was created through the combination of EQT Real Estate and Exeter Property Group.

The EQT Exeter Team comprises 280 experienced professionals operating in close to 40 regional offices around the globe. Collectively they have consummated over 700 real estate investments. As part of EQT, the team has access to the full EQT Network including more than 600 industry advisors across the globe as well as the EQT’s industry-leading sustainability credentials and framework, and in-house digitalization skills.

About EQT
EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization with more than EUR 70 billion in assets under management across 27 active funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas with total sales of approximately EUR 29 billion and more than 175,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

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Ardian invests in Strategie Media Conseil to build on the leading luxury real estate classifieds platform in France

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  • 02 NOVEMBER 2021

  • GROWTH

  • FRANCE, NICE

Nice, November 2nd, 2021 – Ardian, a world leading private investment house, today announces the acquisition of a minority stake in Strategie Media Conseil, a leading French digital real estate classifieds platform offering luxury and high-quality properties via its two websites – Résidences Immobilier and Maisons & Appartements.

Founded in 1994 by Jean-Pierre Cohen and Eric Bernt, the Strategie Media Conseil (SMC) Group has become one of the leading digital real estate classifieds platforms in France, connecting homebuyers and tenants with around 2,000 real estate agencies. The company currently employs nearly 50 people.

Originally launched as a real estate media publisher operating in the French Riviera, the Group took the strategic decision to establish its digital presence via its two real estate classifieds platforms in order to adapt to the evolutions of its clients’ business and to market expectations. The Group has also expanded its geographical footprint across France in new strategic regions thanks to its sales force and its proprietary software tools.

Ardian Growth’s investment in the Group will enable SMC to build on its strong presence in the French market by expanding its offering and geographical reach, cementing its leading position in the luxury real estate and intermediate housing segments. To this end, the Group will be able to draw on Ardian Growth’s technological and industry expertise, global footprint and diverse network of entrepreneurs.

Jean-Pierre Cohen, Co-Founder at SMC, said: “To step up our growth and continue delivering fantastic customer experience to buyers, agents and sellers, we will, with the support of Ardian Growth’s team, invest in growing our team and developing our digital platform while expanding our high added-value service portfolio for real estate agents.”

“Our investment in Strategie Media Conseil is a perfect example of our approach of backing ambitious entrepreneurs with solid expertise who are looking to take their companies to the next level. The Group is a strongly performing digital real estate classifieds platform with a clear strategic focus and an impressive track record. We look forward to working closely together with Jean-Pierre and its team, to expand the platform and ensure that SMC’s exceptional offer is more widely available across France.” said Alexis Saada and Léa Chaplain for Ardian Growth.

More information on the websites:

WWW.MAISONSETAPPARTEMENTS.FR

WWW.RESIDENCES-IMMOBILIER.COM

 

ABOUT ARDIAN

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$114bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base.
Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.
Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 800 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of more than 1,200 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.

 

ABOUT STRATEGIE MEDIA CONSEIL

Founded in 1994, Strategie Media Conseil (SMC) develops two digital real estate classifieds platforms: Maisons & Appartements, a leader in high-quality housing and Résidences Immobilier, a leader in luxury real estate. Initially specializing in real estate media, the Group has established its digital presence becoming one of the leading digital real estate classifieds platforms in France. The Group retains its dual media offering with the monthly publication of its print magazines. With its 60,000 ads, Maisons & Appartements has expanded across the South of France, from Monaco through the Rhône-Alpes region to the Atlantic Coast. With around 20,000 luxury real estate ads covering Paris, the Atlantic Coast and the French Riviera and around 4,500 pages a year in its magazine version, Résidences Immobilier is one of France’s leaders in luxury real estate.

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

  • STRATEGIE MEDIA CONSEIL

    • JEAN-PIERRE COHEN
  • STRATEGIE MEDIA CONSEIL ADVISORS:

    • M&A ADVISORS: EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD (JULIEN BÉRAUD, GONZAGUE POURADIER-DUTEIL, AUDE-AMEL CHERAITIA)
    • LEGAL ADVISORS: HUBERT EVRARD (BOSIO-EVRARD & ASSOCIÉS)
    • FINANCIAL ADVISORS: ALVAREZ & MARSAL (JONATHAN GIBBONS, SAMIH HAJAR, SIMANE IDBALKASSM, MAXIME FRYDMAN)
  • ARDIAN

    • ALEXIS SAADA, LÉA CHAPLAIN
  • ARDIAN ADVISORS:

    • LEGAL ADVISORS: MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY (DIANA HUND, FANNY RECH, MARIANNE ZWOBADA (CORPORATE); ANTOINE VERGNAT, CÔME DE SAINT VINCENT, MATTHIEU RANNOU (TAX); PIERRE-ARNOUX MAYOLY, SHIRIN DEYHIM, CLARISSE DE ROUX (FINANCING))
    • TAX, LEGAL AND EMPLOYMENT AUDIT: FIDAL (KATIA JARQUIN, LORRAINE RAIMBERT-NUSSE, MIKAËL MAHEUST)
    • FINANCIAL ADVISORS: EIGHT ADVISORY (CHRISTOPHE DELAS, FABIEN THIEBLEMONT, ARTHUR HUON)
  • FINANCING

    • LEAD BANK: SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE (GAËLLE COUDERT-MAJOULET)
    • PARTICIPANTS: BNP PARIBAS (AURÉLIE GIORDANO, BRUNO CHAUDAT, MATHIAS RONZEAUD), CAISSE RÉGIONALE DE CRÉDIT AGRICOLE MUTUEL PROVENCE CÔTE D’AZUR (CHRISTOPHE LEJEUNE, BENJAMIN BREBAN, STÉPHANIE TOURRET)
    • FINANCING ADVISORS: SIMMONS & SIMMONS (COLIN MILLAR)

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AnaCap and RivingtonHark partner to acquire St Johns Shopping Centre in Liverpool

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AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), a leading specialist mid-market investor and RivingtonHark, a UK retail asset manager focused on ensuring the future sustainability of towns and cities,  announce a joint venture to acquire St Johns Shopping Centre (“St John’s”),  a 540,000 sq. ft prime property in central Liverpool.

St John’s is located in the heart of Liverpool, between Liverpool’s two main train stations and the main bus station where significant public sector infrastructure works are being completed. The centre is currently 97% occupied with over 100 tenants, and the scheme is also the home of the St John’s Beacon, one of the UK’s most well-known and iconic buildings.

St John’s has benefited from significant renovation and refurbishment investment over the past decade, and AnaCap and RivingtonHark are looking to continue investing to meet the ongoing demands of a leading city-centre shopping centre.

The investment in St John’s sits within AnaCap’s opportunistic real estate strategy where it is capitalising on its extensive network to identify attractive, well located properties across Europe. It also epitomises AnaCap’s approach of leveraging dedicated, in-house specialist investment and asset management expertise to work alongside best-in-class operating partners targeted for each investment.

Sebastien Wigdo, Managing Director at AnaCap, commented:
“This acquisition represents an exciting opportunity for AnaCap to invest in a prime and stabilised retail asset in the UK, demonstrating our ability to identify value in a sector which may have been previously overlooked. We were particularly attracted to the asset given its high-quality location and strong tenant mix of both local and national retailers, a large number of whom have shown a long-term commitment to the location during Covid.”

Mark Williams, Executive Director at RivingtonHark, added:
“We are glad to partner with AnaCap and are looking forward to engage with our tenants, the Liverpool City Council and the wider community to continue to invest in the asset and create long term value for all stakeholders.”

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Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Completes Acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust

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Toronto and New York, October 20, 2021 – Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“BREIT”) announced that an affiliate has completed its acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: WIR.U; WIR.UN) (OTCQX: WPTIF) (“WPT”) in a series of transactions that resulted in unitholders receiving US$22.00 per outstanding unit of WPT (collectively, “Units”) (subject to applicable withholdings) in an all-cash transaction valued at US$3.2 billion, including the assumption of debt (the “Transaction”). The Units will be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange at the close of business today and WPT will apply to cease to be a reporting issuer under applicable Canadian securities law.

Following closing of the Transaction, former members of the WPT management team will continue to do business under the name WPT Capital Advisors, as an independently owned and operated company.

The Transaction was announced on August 9, 2021.

For more information on the Transaction, please see the news releases issued by WPT on August 9, 2021, September 10, 2021, September 23, 2021, October 7, 2021 and October 13, 2021 along with WPT’s management information circular dated September 2, 2021 prepared in connection with the Transaction, all of which are available under WPT’s profile at www.sedar.com or WPT’s website at www.wptreit.com.

Unitholders who have questions or require assistance with submitting their Units in connection with the Transaction may direct their questions to Computershare Investor Services Inc., which is acting as depositary in connection with the Transaction, by phone toll-free at 1-800-564-6253 or by email at corporateactions@computershare.com.

Advisors
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Desjardins Capital Markets acted as financial advisors to WPT and Blair Franklin Capital Partners Inc. also provided the Special Committee with a fairness opinion in respect of the Transaction.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and Vinson & Elkins LLP acted as legal counsel to WPT in connection with the Transaction and Wildeboer Dellelce LLP acted as independent legal counsel to the Special Committee.

Eastdil Secured, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, BofA Securities and BMO Capital Markets acted as financial advisors to BREIT and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Goodmans LLP acted as legal counsel to BREIT.

About Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust 
Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (BREIT) is a perpetual-life, institutional quality real estate investment platform that brings private real estate to income focused investors. BREIT invests primarily in stabilized, income-generating U.S. commercial real estate across key property types and to a lesser extent in real estate debt investments. BREIT is externally managed by a subsidiary of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), a global leader in real estate investing. Blackstone’s real estate business was founded in 1991 and has approximately $208 billion in investor capital under management. Further information is available at www.breit.com.

About WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust
WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established pursuant to a declaration of trust under the laws of the Province of Ontario. WPT acquires, develops, manages and owns distribution and logistics properties located in the United States. WPT Industrial, LP (WPT’s operating subsidiary) indirectly owns or manages a portfolio of properties across 19 U.S. states consisting of approximately 38.0 million square feet of GLA and 112 properties.

Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “plan”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “intend”, “should”, and similar expressions. This information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the delisting of Units following closing of the Transaction and the expectation that WPT will cease to be a reporting issuer following closing of the Transaction.

Although WPT believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because WPT can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking information addresses future events and conditions, by its very nature it involves inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks.

The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents WPT’s expectations as of the date hereof, and is subject to change after such date. WPT disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable Canadian securities laws.

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Certain information contained in this communication constitutes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology, such as “outlook,” “indicator,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates”, “confident,” “conviction,” “identified” or the negative versions of these words or other comparable words thereof. These may include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements about plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future operations, statements regarding future performance and statements regarding identified but not yet closed acquisitions. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and there are or may be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in BREIT’s prospectus, and any such updated factors included in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this document (or BREIT’s prospectus and other filings). Except as otherwise required by federal securities laws, BREIT undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

For more information, please contact:

Jeffrey Kauth
(212) 583-5395
Jeffrey.Kauth@Blackstone.com

Scott Frederiksen, Chief Executive Officer
Matt Cimino, Chief Operating Officer
Tel: (612) 800-8530
IR@wptreit.com

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Bain Capital Real Estate and Evergreen Medical Properties Acquire Two Medical Office Buildings

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BOSTON and DENVER, October 5, 2021 — Bain Capital Real Estate, the real estate investing business of Bain Capital, and Evergreen Medical Properties, a company that invests in, leases and manages healthcare facilities, today announced the acquisition of two properties in suburban St. Louis, Missouri and in Providence, Rhode Island with a combined total of over 72,000 square feet.  Financial terms of the private purchases were not disclosed.

Bain Capital Real Estate and Evergreen Medical Properties formed a joint venture to acquire, renovate and operate institutional quality healthcare real estate in select markets throughout the U.S.  The joint venture focuses on mission critical outpatient medical office buildings.

The St. Louis area property is located at 1815 Clarkson Road.  The state-of-the-art medical office building is anchored by the Pepose Vision Institute, a leading eye care practice, and Mid America Surgery Center, a premier ambulatory surgery center.  The facility was built in 2007 as a comprehensive ophthalmic care and surgery center location, and is 100 percent leased.

The Providence, RI property is Oak Hill Place, well-located just off Route 1, within minutes of downtown Providence and less than an hour from Boston via Interstate 95.  The anchor tenant is Lifespan Physician’s Group, the largest multispecialty practice in Rhode Island, and part of the Lifespan Health System, Rhode Island’s largest health system and private employer.  Oak Hill Medical Building is located less than two miles from Lifespan’s Miriam Hospital, the teaching affiliate for Brown University, and just five miles from Rhode Island Hospital, Lifespan’s flagship teaching facility.  The property was fully renovated in 1998 and is currently 96% occupied.

“With the continued shift in healthcare delivery to outpatient settings for better outcomes and lower cost, we believe these high-quality properties represent a compelling opportunity to execute on our thematic and customer-focused investment strategy,” said Elizabeth Carrillo Thomas, a Managing Director at Bain Capital Real Estate.  “We look forward to a lasting partnership with Evergreen Medical Properties in which we will continue to leverage our combined healthcare expertise to drive significant value creation through strategic capital, operational improvements and a partnership approach with healthcare providers.”

“We are excited to build upon our partnership with the Bain Capital Real Estate team and grow our platform with these best-in-class medical office buildings,” said Josh Richmond, President of Evergreen Medical Properties.  “As a long-term real estate investor focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, we emphasize lasting relationships with our health system and physician group partners and seek to be a true value-add and solutions oriented resource.”

Bain Capital Real Estate’s total healthcare investment activities have encompassed approximately 8 million square feet in medical office, life science and space, and senior living communities.

About Bain Capital Real Estate
Bain Capital Real Estate was formed in 2018 and pursues investments in often hard-to-access sectors underpinned by enduring secular trends that drive long-term demand growth for real estate assets and services. The Bain Capital Real Estate team has been executing its strategy since 2010 (formerly as a part of Harvard Management Company), having invested over $5.2 billion of equity as of March 31, 2021 in over 475 assets across multiple sectors. Bain Capital Real Estate focuses on small to mid-sized assets where the team applies its deep industry expertise to accelerate impact and drive operational improvements. Bain Capital Real Estate’s strategy aligns with the value-added investment approach that Bain Capital pioneered and leverages the firm’s global platform and significant experience across asset classes to further bolster its insights and sourcing capabilities. For more information, visit https://www.baincapital.com/businesses/real-estate.

About Evergreen Medical Properties
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Eurazeo and Arax Properties sign an agreement to acquire the Trinity Trading Estate in the south east of England

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Paris, September 10th 2021

The Real Estate team of Eurazeo, with its partner Arax Properties, has reached an agreement with Orchard Street for the acquisition of the Trinity Trading Estate (“the Estate”), a multi-let trading complex located South East of London and totaling 410,000 sq ft (38,000 sqm).
The asset is strategically located in Sittingbourne, between London and the Euro Tunnel, an established and thriving commercial location in Kent with best-in-class connectivity.

This 98%-leased Estate is generating day-1 income with a strong rental reversion potential. Together with its partner Arax Properties, the Real Estate division will invest to modernize the asset and develop additional units in order to further increase density and capture the Estate’s full rental potential.
In the wake of the acquisition of two office buildings in London, the Trinity Trading Estate allows Eurazeo to increase its footprint in the UK and enter the industrial and logistics market. Eurazeo equity commitment amounts to around €27 million.
Renaud Haberkorn, Managing Partner of Eurazeo, Head of the Real Assets division, said:
« We have identified various levers to create additional value within this multi-let industrial park, in particular densifying the estate and renovating significantly existing units. This first “value-add” acquisition in the UK industrial and logistics market will set the first stone of a portfolio aggregation strategy and reflects our conviction in a growing market that has experienced a structural shift accelerated by Covid-19 pandemic. »

Riccardo Abello, Managing Director, Real Estate, added:
« Thanks to its existing diverse tenant base generating income from day 1 and high historical occupancy, the Trinity Trading Estate offers downside protection as well as numerous asset management initiatives. »

Giles Morse, Partner of Arax Properties, said:
« Arax Properties is delighted to be undertaking another investment with our partners Eurazeo. Arax Properties has built a best-in-class industrial and logistics team and looks forward to expanding its exposure to the sector across the UK. »

ABOUT EURAZEO
• Eurazeo is a leading global investment group, with a diversified portfolio of €25.6.7 billion in assets under management, including €17.8. billion from third parties, invested in 450 companies. With its considerable private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure expertise, Eurazeo accompanies companies of all sizes, supporting their development through the commitment of its nearly 300 professionals and by offering deep sector expertise, a gateway to global markets, and a responsible and stable foothold for transformational growth. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base, robust financial structure free of structural debt, and flexible investment horizon enable Eurazeo to support its companies over the long term.
• Eurazeo has offices in Paris, New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Berlin and Madrid.
• Eurazeo is listed on Euronext Paris.
• ISIN: FR0000121121 – Bloomberg: RF FP – Reuters: EURA.PA

 

EURAZEO CONTACT
Virginie Christnacht
HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS vchristnacht@eurazeo.com
+33 (0)1 44 15 76 44
Pierre Bernardin
HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS pbernardin@eurazeo.com
+33 (0)1 44 15 16 76
PRESS CONTACT
DAVID STURKEN
MAITLAND/AMO dsturken@maitland.co.uk
+44 (0)7990 595 913

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Andera Acto supports DP Software Group in its development strategy

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Created by Patrice Silvère in 2006 from the merger of two core companies, H2i and Krier, the DP Software Group is a software solutions provider for real estate professionals that also provides digital and It also provides digital services and dematerialization services for legal documents.

The group has expanded over the years with the acquisition in 2015 of Entities (web agency dedicated to developers/builders), Tissot (legal document publisher) in 2018 and Rodacom (software publisher for transactional companies and website creator) in 2019.

The fundraising organized by UBS allows its founder and shareholder Patrice Silvère, while retaining almost all of the capital, to acquire the means necessary to accelerate his growth strategy for the DP Logiciels group.

Andera Acto arranged both mezzanine and equity financing in this transaction.

Patrice Silvère’s ambition is to continue the group’s development through robust organic growth and a dynamic and a dynamic external growth policy in order to further strengthen its software, digital, services and legal expertise offer, services and legal expertise in order to cover all the needs of clients property managers and transactional agents.

Commenting on this step, Patrice Silvère said: “DP Logiciels has succeeded in getting through the very special period we have all been through, in an exceptional and very positive way, thanks to the loyalty and solidity of our customers and the commitment of our employees and managers. There are many new opportunities to be seized, and this is the very reason for this financial operation, which will enable us to accelerate in a controlled manner. I have found in the Andera Acto teams a partner who has clearly understood the DNA of the company, which is based on the commitment of all, transparency and independence in the service of our clients. A new subsidiary will soon strengthen the Group and illustrate our strategic approach.”

Christine Martinovic and Arnaud Faure, Director and Partner of Andera Acto add: “We are delighted to be able to support Patrice and his management team in this new stage of its development and to enable the group to assert itself as one of the major publishers of software solutions for real estate professionals, with a complete and exhaustive offer. ”

 

PARTICIPANTS IN THE OPERATION :

– DP Logiciels: Patrice Silvère and his management,

– Investors: Andera Acto: Arnaud Faure, Christine Martinovic, Vérane Wierucki

– Mezzanine debt: Andera Acto (Arnaud Faure, Christine Martinovic, Vérane Wierucki)

 

CONSULTANTS :

DP Logiciels:

– M&A advisory: UBS (Nicolas Henry, Florent Keufer, Félix Chatillon)

– Financial due-diligence: Advance (Olivier Poncin, Mehdi Adyel)

– Corporate lawyers: Cabinet Villechenon (Gilles Roux, Gaspard LePomellec)

 

Financial Investors :

– Financial due-diligence: Odéris (Aurélion Vion, Nicolas Boucher)

– Strategic due-diligence: CMI (Nicolas Kandel, Romain Girard, Bastien Hontebeyrie)

– Legal, tax and social due-diligence: Cabinet Thémis (Xavier Roguet, Marina Cavé)

– Legal advice: Cabinet Thémis (Xavier Roguet, Marina Cavé)

– Purchasing consultant: APManagement (Sébastien Dray, Pierre Yves Dragaud)

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EQT Exeter Europe Logistics Value Fund IV closes at EUR 2.1 billion hard cap – fortifies commitment to logistics value-add investments across Europe

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  • EQT Exeter Europe Logistics Value Fund IV closes at EUR 2.1 billion hard cap following strong support from existing and new international blue-chip investors
  • EQT Exeter Europe Logistics Value Fund IV will pursue a value-add strategy to acquire, develop, redevelop, lease, operate, and sell supply chain and e-commerce focused big box warehouse, last mile and light industrial properties serving major markets throughout Europe
  • The Fund is the first vehicle to close after the combination of EQT’s real estate business and Exeter Property Group, which was completed in April 2021

EQT is pleased to announce that the EQT Exeter Europe Logistics Value Fund IV (the “Fund”) has held its final close at its hard cap of EUR 2.1 billion in fee-paying assets under management. Demand from both existing and new investors was exceptional resulting in the Fund being significantly oversubscribed with commitments coming from a diversified group of high-quality investors across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Fund will pursue a value-add strategy to acquire, develop, redevelop, lease, operate and sell supply chain and e-commerce focused big box warehouse, last mile and light industrial properties serving major markets throughout Europe. EQT Exeter has employed similar value-add strategies throughout its series of US and European logistics value-add funds which have significantly outperformed the market. The senior management team of EQT Exeter focused on logistics has worked together for over 17 years, averages 22+ years of experience in the real estate industry and has demonstrated its ability to manage the full value chain of logistics real estate investments across numerous markets and through multiple growth, income, recessionary and recovery real estate market cycles.

The Fund benefits from EQT Exeter’s “local with locals” approach with 40 global offices (14 in Europe) and its vertically integrated team of 260+ real estate professionals (60+ in Europe) with deep expertise in acquisitions, dispositions, development, construction, leasing, asset and property management, finance, legal, compliance and accounting. EQT Exeter’s local presence enables a targeted selection of submarkets and properties, favorable cost basis due to one-off, small deal sourcing, and full ownership/control of assets. Furthermore, with over 1,200 global tenant relationships, the Fund will capitalize on EQT Exeter’s “tenant-centric” philosophy whereby customer demand, discussions with corporate executives and up-to-the-minute information from corporate heads of real estate and their tenant broker representatives will strongly influence the Fund’s investment and property operating decisions. Knowledge gained through EQT Exeter’s presence in the field and frequent communication with tenants is expected to allow the Fund to offer properties which provide the functionality and location that tenants most desire.

Ward Fitzgerald, Partner and Head of EQT Exeter, commented, “I would like to thank our repeat and new investors for their support of the latest flagship vehicle in EQT Exeter’s European logistics value-add fund series. The successful fundraise of EQT Exeter Europe Logistics Value Fund IV validates our proven 15+ year track record of value creation due to our locals with locals vertically integrated operating model. We look forward to working with our new colleagues at EQT to continue to outperform and provide strong returns to the Fund’s investors.”

Paul Rubincam, Partner and Co-Head of the EQT Exeter Europe Advisory Team, commented, “We are confident that given the strong pipeline and the team’s ability to utilize its leasing, tenant relationship, development and asset management skills to effectuate value-add outcomes, we will successfully advise on the deployment the Fund’s capital and delivery of its superior performance.”

Lennart Blecher, Head of Real Assets’ Advisory Teams, Deputy Managing Partner and Chairperson of EQT Exeter, commented, “The closing of the Fund marks an important milestone following the completion of the combination of EQT’s real estate business and Exeter. This represents not only a great fundraising by Ward and the Exeter team but also a concrete contribution to the scaling of our real estate platform which is a crucial part of EQT AB’s global growth strategy. EQT Exeter will be working closely together with the entire EQT platform across Europe and the Fund will be able to capitalize on thematic real estate investment opportunities in the market.”

EQT Exeter Europe Logistics Value Fund IV is backed by a highly regarded, international investor base including public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, global asset management firms, commercial banks, endowments, foundations and family offices.

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EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization with more than EUR 67 billion in assets under management across 26 active funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas with total sales of approximately EUR 29 billion and more than 175,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

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EQT Exeter was created through the combination of EQT’s real estate business and Exeter Property Group in 2021. EQT Exeter is among the largest real estate investment managers in the world, focused on acquiring, developing and managing logistics/industrial, office, life science and residential properties. EQT Exeter applies a thematic investment strategy and value-creation approach.  With almost 40 regional offices and 260+ professionals across the Americas, Europe and Asia, EQT Exeter combines local execution with global scope to deliver superior real estate solutions to tenants while providing investors with some of the industry’s leading and most consistent returns across value-add and core-plus strategies.

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